Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Marine Rescue NSW mounts successful rescue operation
Marine Rescue NSW mounts successful rescue operation

Marine Rescue NSW rescued 18 teenagers this afternoon, including two suffering from severe hypothermia, from a waterlogged camp site on the lower reaches of the Hawkesbury River.

Marine Rescue Hawkesbury mounted a rescue operation after a distress call at 2.15pm asking for help to rescue 18 juveniles and three supervisors from Back Beach behind Bar Island on the Hawkesbury.

MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos has congratulated the crews on the successful rescue.

'These young adventurers needed help in the terrible conditions on the Hawkesbury and our volunteers didn’t hesitate to go to their aid when they received a call for help,' Commissioner Tannos said.

'Our volunteers provide a vital lifesaving service to the NSW community and I’m sure these campers were very happy to know help was at hand when our crews arrived on the scene.

'This operation has thankfully had a successful outcome but we would caution people to check the conditions and exercise abundant caution in this week’s heavy weather.'

There is a flood watch for minor flooding on the Hawkesbury River.

MR Hawkesbury Search and Rescue Coordinator Barry McGrath said as well as the two girls suffering severe hypothermia, the rest of the adventure party had been suffering from exposure.

'The group had been camping on the beach after canoeing in but conditions had deteriorated significantly with the heavy rain. With the river flowing fast and debris in the water, they were unable to canoe out,' he said.

MR Hawkesbury members Ken Edwards and Merv Collins deployed rescue vessel Hawkesbury 10, travelling to the island and transferring the two girls and a supervisor back to Deerubbin at Mooney Mooney, where they were met by a NSW Ambulance and transported to Hornsby Hospital.

Volunteers Mike Bevan and Ken Bate took water ambulance Hawkesbury 70 and two NSW Ambulance Service officers to the campsite to conduct triage and assist the teenagers, estimated to be about 15 years of age.

Mr McGrath said once the two girls in severe condition and their supervisor had been transferred to hospital, both rescue vessels then relayed the remaining teenagers back to the Marine Rescue unit wharf, from where they were transported to the F3 Ambulance Station to be collected by their parents.

The operation showed the benefit of emergency services cooperation, with the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command at Broken Bay alerted and immediately putting a vessel on standby if needed to join the rescue.

'The operation also was assisted by our members being able to talk directly to NSW Ambulance controllers via the radio on board our two water ambulances. These are the only two rescue vessels in Australia with this equipment,' Mr McGrath said.

Marine Rescue NSW website


by Ken McManus

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96229

1:29 PM Wed 18 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News







Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,










Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,








































Court judgement a stark reminder about towing safety
Australian Offshore Superboat 2014 - Superboats ready for Redcliffe
Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea finale to decide P1 champions
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42
GT15 and GT30 European Championships - Jelf takes to the podium twice
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do   
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour   
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival   
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina   
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend   
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   
Powerful Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series revealed   
Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT